How quickly January seems to have flown by! And here we are, into February. Over the last weeks the unit was very busy out in the community, including doing body composition on over 100 people in Coalville (using scales that tell you how much fat, water and muscle you contain), visiting 2 wonderful Parkinson’s UK groups to discuss an upcoming research project looking at use of a diabetes medicine for people with Parkinsons, and meeting up with the Aakash Odedra Dance Company about a very, very exciting project! Watch this space!

Volunteers Needed to Check Study Materials

Would anyone be willing to read through a patient information sheet and a questionnaire for the ‘embedding’ study? Each document is just 2 sides, and we would like to check the documents make sense to you. If you can help, please reply and I will send you the documents.

CODEC Study – Are you a morning person? Or a night owl?

I would like to invite you to consider taking part in the CODEC study, if you have Type 2 Diabetes and are aged between 18-65. If you’re interested, the flier is attached.

Can Do Ramadan

Do you have diabetes and fast for Ramadan? Or do you know people who do? We’re offering training for people to help them manage their diabetes during Ramadan – please share the attached leaflet and consider taking part.

For more information please contact: Rebecca Pritchard, NIHR Diet Lifestyle and Physical Activity BMU, Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW. Tel: 0116 258 8686 or email: